An Asian-inspired hang with brews and a rooftop deck from burger master Bo Fowler (Owen & Engine)
2515 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square

Cruz Blanca

It’s surprising that it’s taken Rick Bayless, a guy who does a little of everything, this long to get into the beer game. Look for Latin twists on standard brews.
900 W. Randolph St., West Loop

Lo Rez

Nothing too crazy here, just classic Belgian- style beers turned out by two longtime friends and tech industry veterans.
2101 S. Carpenter St., Pilsen

Forbidden Root

EARLY 2016
Wildflowers, black walnuts, ginger—there’s a veritable forest floor in this spot’s herbaceous combinations, already in bottles but soon to be sippable in a huge new space.
1746 W. Chicago Ave., Ukrainian Village

Like Minds

Thanks to an obscure Wisconsin law, James Beard Award winner Justin Aprahamian couldn’t open this brewery in his Milwaukee home base, which means all the more cucumber Kölsch for Chicago.
1800 W. Walnut St., Near West Side